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. chris: when we come back, the big question, does washington expect to have to go to war with iran? chris: welcome back. president obama leaves monday nor -- for israel and he said this monday about the theat from iran. >> we would say it would take over a year or so nor -- for iran to actually develop a nuclear weapon but obviously we don't want to cut it too close. chris: which brings us to this week's big question. what do you hear? >> what you hear from the president is him setting a time line in advance of his trip with meeting netanyahu. he knows netanyahu is anxious. he believes it's got to be sooner. he is the one who drew the red line. so he gave them the red line but also extended it. i know some people are going to hear that and say oh, boy -- boy, he said a year. but netanyahu heard at least he's setting one but not the one i want. chris: it's not a note, it's a promise. that's what i hear. >> that's the question. is it a promise? >> i think we are further away from the promise of imminent military action than last summer. what the president has said changes the equation a bit
. in an interview that rared on israeli television last week, president obama said it would take iran a year to develop a nuclear weapon, a longer timetable than that put forward publicly by israeli leaders. but the president reiterated his commitment to keep that from happening. >> when i say that all options are on the table, all options are on the table and the united states has significant capabilities. but our goal here is to make sure that iran does not possess a nuclear weapon that could threaten israel. or could trigger an arms race in the region. >> brown: the new cabinet does not include members of israel's ultraorthodox parties. they've been excluded for the first time in a decade. martin s. indyk is a former u.s. ambassador to israel, now vice president and director of the foreign policy program at the brookings institution in washington, d.c. and david makovsky is the director of the project on the middle east peace process at the washington institute for near east policy. welcome to both of you. martin, let me start with you. as the president goes to israel, what will he find i
in iran is now demanding that the obama administration issue a statement calling for the release of saeed abedini. attorneys for the abedinies at at hearing on friday accuse the u.s. state department being quote, awol on this subject for the last few months. listen to some of this. >> i think the state department's refusal to appear before this committee today is extremely troubling and frankly offensive. the failure to appear today to testify frankly is inexcusable. we've had some dialogue with the state department over the last several months. i will be honest, mr. chairman it has not been pleasant. the lack of concern, the lack of engagement has been problematic in our work to free pastor saeed abedini. saeed abedini is a united states citizen. he is us and our government is not here for him or or state department is not here for him. martha: strong words from the attorney there. i'm joined once again by naghmeh abedini the wife of the jailed pastor, saeed abedini. and jordan sekulow fighting to help free her husband. the soak tiff director at american center for law and justice. welco
by a civil war in syria and a potential threat from iran. joining me is a former spokesman for the national security council in the obama administration and aaron david miller, fellow at the woodrow wilson international center. welcome, both. first, tommy, why did it take so long for this president to get to israel? he had a lot on his plate there were enormous economic challenges to deal with back home. but not every president going to israel in his first term, george bush didn't. this is great opportunity for the president to sync up with prime minister netanyahu on iran, sir yarks the critical issues of the region where israel is in the eye of the storm. he can also speak directly to the israeli people, via a speech to a bunch of university students. >> aaron david miller, you were a middle east negotiator in a number of white houses and state departments, republican and democratic. what, how much syncing up with prime minister netanyahu do you think is going to take place, realistically? >> it's smart politics, it's smart policy, too. obama has got the most dysfunctional relationship wi
as president obama heeds to israel this week. >> you can't tuesday iran. they are a rogue nation, they are exporting terrorism. their saoeurb attack has been out there. we have to deal with that issue, and i think right now with the president going to israel that there hopefully will be some agreement between benjamin netanyahu and the president. jon: louisiana governor bobby jindal is okay after a car accident in baton rouge. a large truck sideswiped the suv carrying the governor home from his son's soccer game. a state troop tpher a second vehicle was hurt when he swerved to avoid the truck and hit a utility pole. his injuries said to be minor. police cited the truck driver for making an illegal turn. jenna: right now the president preparing for a landmark trip to israel, his first as commander-in-chief. meeting on wednesday with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu whom some have described he's had a frosty relationship with. joining us now a former assistant to president vice cheney for security affairs. steve vin yates. a lot of politics in play for both of these leader
that it would take over a year or so for iran to actually develop a nuclear weapon but obviously we don't want to cut it too close. >> chris: how do you think president obama is handling the threats from north core are rhea and from iran and i think it is only fair to point out both of which continue their nuclear buildup under president bush? >> first of all, in north korea i think after ten years of trying to experiment with sanctions that are loosened in the aftermath when north korea agrees to do something we learned painfully that north korea never does what it says it is going to do. this is a tough thing to deal with. part self-made. the united states has a policy calling for reunification of both north and south korea. china doesn't want them reunified because it doesn't want a capitalist democracy on its border and the south koreans don't want reunification either. prosperous country. 25 million people in the north and one of the most abject states of poverty one can imagine. until we sort of forego a unification we are not going to necessarily get the cooperation we need from china.
obama is going through to reassure skeptical israelis about where he stands on iran. >> i have been crystal clear about my position on iran possessing a nuclear weapon. that is a redline for us. it's something that would not only be dangerous for israel but would be dangerous for the world. >> reporter: while he says all options are on the table to stop iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, the president also wants to convince israeli leaders to allow more time for diplomacy. >> what we're going to be doing is continuing to engage internationally with iran understanding that we've set up the toughest sanctions ever. it's having a significant effect. >> reporter: a tough sell analysts say when israel believes iran is closer to a nuclear weapon than the u.s. does. and the tense relationship between the countries' leaders doesn't help. >> president obama and prime minister netanyahu have had a strained relationship for the last four years. it's difficult to see, but this visit is going to change the underlying dynamic in that relationship. >> here at home president obama putting the fi
's reinforcing a very strong relationship. we have to talk to israel about what's happening in syria, the iran situation. so on many fronts it's a useful, positive trip but no big break. >> especially when it comes to geopolitical relationships here's what president obama had to say last week on his radio tv with his relationship with bebe netanyahu. >> we've got a terrific relationship. he's very blunt with me on issues, and i'm very blunt with him about issues and we get stuff done. >> blunt? the trip is going to highlight talks with netanyahu. but the speech in jerusalem, more to be done with visiting with mahmoud abbas as well. could this be obama helping to set up secretary of state john kerry for what you talk about is the larger issue of peace negotiations down the line? >> yes, and i believe secretary kerry is very committed to a middle east peace process. i think it's long overdue. and i think the president's got to give him the political cover that secretary kerry would need. and key is going to be the israeli public. and the relationship with president netanyahu. you know you what s
think the obama administration should not take a leading role in those negotiations. the president will also focus on iran. according to state tv launched a destroyer in the caspian sea yesterday. israeli leaders are expected to push the president about the white house approach to stopping tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. >>> there's big takeaways from the annual gathering of conservatives known as cpac, including signs that it could be a crowded presidential field in 2016 for a republican party still trying to find its footing. amid a field of 23 potential candidates, senator rands paul narrowly edged out senator marco rubio and over the course of several days dozens of leaders across the country took the stage there. despite efforts to energize the dialogue turned pointed and public. sarah palin challenged party brass to stop trying to rebrand the gop. she blasted establishment figures for their efforts to only fund candidates they consider viable in a general election. it was a message that drew a quick response from one of the party's top strat gists. >> the last thing w
but that hasn't changed the perception that their relationship is strained as they try to stop iran from developing a nuclear weapon. five years after he visited israel as a candidate, president obama is going there to reassure skeptical israelis about where he stands on iran. >> i have been crystal clear about my position on iran possessing a nuclear weapon. that, that is a red line for us. it's something that would not only be dangerous for israel, but would be dangerous for the world. >> while he says all options are on the table to stop iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, the president also wants to convince israeli leaders to allow more time for diplomacy. >> what we're going to be doing is continue to engage internationally with iran, understanding that we set up the toughest sanctions ever. it's having a significant effect. >> reporter: a tough sell, analysts say, when israel believes iran is closer to a nuclear weapon than the u.s. does. and the tense relationship between the country's leaders doesn't help. >> president obama and prime minister netanyahu have a strained relatio
.a. on the verge of financial collapse. disagreement over iran's nuclear program has become a major source of friction in the relationship between obama and netanyahu as well. >> where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right here. >> when it comes to our national security decisions, any pressure that i feel is simply to do what's right for the american people. and i am going to block out any noise that's out there. >> the u.s. still believes israelis are divided on military action against iran. the president said last week he thinks it would take over a year for iran to develop a nuclear weapon. israelis are also deeply concerned about syria, about instability, chemical weapons, the rise of jihadist groups right on their border. now the president heads to israel. no expectations of pushing a peace plan. the president is not so popular with the israeli public. something he hopes to improve on during this trip. ultimately as important as iran and syria are to israel, a former unsuccessful peace negotiator thinks israel has to want a solution sooner rather than later. >>
rehe main as dug in as ever and as iran is refusing to budge on the nuclear program. what exactly is mr. obama hoping to accomplish here and why now? why now? >> ambassador john bolton is the former u.n. ambassador to the united nations and a fox news contributor and let's start with that, ambassador. why now? why in year five of the presidency does he now go to israel? >> well, i think because he goes on his terms. there's no domestic political down side now, given that he's faced his last election. so, he can really go and use it for his own purposes, and i think what's interesting here is that there will be a real split on this trip between the public symbolism and the photo opportunities on the one hand, and the substantive conversation that president obama and prime minister netanyahu will have in private. >> megyn: only 10% of the israeli public, according to the latest polls, has a favorable opinion of our president. just 10% say they have a favorable opinion of him. that's a surprising number and it's not exactly the group before whom he's used to speaking. >> right. well, i'd l
in the first four years. they think he's coming here because he wants to talk most importantly about the iran nuclear cooperation with netanyahu. they expect president obama to give diplomacy more time and expect the important conversation about syria. they don't expect a new peace initiative from the american president. on the one hand, in a sense, what took you so long, but in a breath, you're too late. not much can be done now given the levels of distrust. some will say the most important thing is to start to improve the personal relationship. you know, as well as i do, perhaps even better, this president and this prime minister do not have a good personal relationship, but given the issues, iran, syria, and the president's hope that down the road a few months a reviving peace conversations, they have to get more trust, if not peace. >> john, you spent time in gaza. what was that like crossing in, crossing back, what did you see? >> reporter: it was fascinating, wolf. my first time, a very e elaborate security apparatus, even more so when you come back from gaza into israel, they take a cl
, but there's also the ongoing anxiety about iran and a nuclear weapons. >> reporter: right. certainly a lot of ground to cover, martin. i think that one of president obama's goals will be to really send a strong message to prime minister benjamin netanyahu as well as the people of israel and other people in the region that he stands firmly with israel. as you know, the president and the prime minister have had a somewhat rocky relationship. so it's partially to smooth over that relationship. the president has taken some criticism, particularly during the last presidential campaign, that he wasn't a strong enough ally to israel. i think part of it will be to smooth over that perception. but i think you will see the president reiterate the fact the united states will do whatever is necessary to make sure that iran doesn't get a nuclear weapon. of course, that is a big concern for israel and will also sort of reiterate the united states will try to continue to isolate syria and to make sure that at some point assad does step down from power soon. so i think those are two of the key issues you'
of palestinian authority before making his way to jordan. during this trip mr. obama is expected to issue a very strong warning to iran they will not be able to develop nuclear weapons. >> coming up this week on wall street a host of major companies will report their earnings. we'll hear from fedex, general mills, nike, and tiffany. the fed announces its latest rate decision. that comes on wednesday. we'll be listening very closely to comments from central bankers on overall economic recovery especially after a particularly strong february jobs report. then on thursday we'll get the latest existing home sales numbers for the month of february. those are key because existing home sales actually make up about 90% of the overall housing market. that will show us if this rebound we've seen seeing this housing is continuing. we'll track all of that and the latest business news for you on cnn money. >>> a.j. hammer, this is what we're watching this week. celebrity obsession with the jodi arias trials. the stars can't stop talking and tweeting about the wild trial including aubrey o'day. don't miss my
obama heading to israel this week. his first visit to the country as commander in chief. one item likely on the agenda, iran. and its continued pursuit 6 nuclear weapons. "washington post" reporting iran is doubling done on its efforts in the face of severe sanctions with one top cleric saying iran will resist air rrrogant powers. what steps should the united states and israel take to stop iran there developing a nuclear weapon. >> >> you're asking easy questions today. i think the answer is there are no steps. i mean, you could gas up the airplanes and get ready for air strikes, but i'm not sure that will keep iran from getting a nuclear weapon. it will certainly delay them. this country is very intent despite diplomacy, despite sanctions, despite threats of air strikes, they're intent to becoming a nuclear pow person so he we might begin to consider what does the world look like with iran as a nuclear power. wi because they are intent on being a nuclear power. >> i think a lot of the focus in terms of the sanctions has many about the u.s. and western civilization. it's really time now
's not a creature on earth that can resist this. >>> president barack obama about to take his first trip to the middle east since taking office. he'll arrive in israel on wednesday to meet with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. topic one, the threat of a nuclear iran. the president will also travel to the west bake for talks with palestinian authority president e emamannious and he'll make a 24-hour stop in jordan before flying home. >>> tomorrow republicans will kick off an effort to attract new voters and reform way they choose their white house nominee. cnn's political editor is paul sustain hauser and he's here. good to see you, my friend. >> not on the campaign trail. >> republican party chairman reince priebus offered a preview of the plan this morning let's take a look at what he said, and then we'll talk. >> it will include hundreds of people, paid across the country from coast to coast, in hispanic, african-american, asian communities, talking about our party, talking about our brand, talking about what we believe in, going to community events, going to swearing-in ceremonies,
effect. when israel believes iran is closer to a nuclear weapon in the u.s. does. >> the relationship between the countries' leaders does not help. >> president obama and the prime minister had a strained relationship for the last four years it is difficult to see and it is going to change the underlying dynamic of that relationship. >> that was athena jones reporting. >> while oversees the president will stop in jordan. his visit includes peace talks with jordan leaders and delivering a speech to college students. >> thank you for waking up with kron for moo 4 morning new >> a lot of sunshine in the commute direction we will be [ man ] we have a go for auto sequence start. t-minus 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... ignition. [ male announcer ] launch your internet experience on at&t's newly expanded advanced digital network and connect more wi-fi-enabled devices at home. [ female announcer ] call to get u-verse high speed internet starting at $14.95 a month -- a guaranteed price for 12 months. or ask how to get your choice of a kindle fire hd, sonos play:3 or xbox 360 free with other qualifying intern
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